zPDT 2016 Sysplex Extensions

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 10 May 2016

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ISBN-10: 0738441767
ISBN-13: 9780738441764
IBM Form #: SG24-8315-01
(242 pages)

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Authors: Frank Kyne, Bill Ogden


This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the IBM zPDT® 2016 Sysplex Extensions, which is a package that consists of sample files and supporting documentation to help you get a functioning, data sharing, sysplex up and running with minimal time and effort.

This package is designed and tested to be installed on top of a standard ADCD environment. It provides the extra files that you need to create a two-way data sharing IBM z/OS® 2.1 or z/OS 2.2 sysplex that runs under ADCD in a zPDT environment.

This package differs from the previous zPDT sysplex package in that it provides working examples of more sysplex exploiters. It also is designed to adhere to IBM’s sysplex best practice recommendations, in as far as is possible in a zPDT environment.

Although the package was not tested with IBM Rational® Development and Test for IBM System z® (RD&T), it might be used to reduce the effort to create a fully functional sysplex under RD&T.

Conceptually, the package might also be restored and used as a template to create a sysplex environment that is running on a real IBM z Systems™ CPC.

The target audience for this document is system programmers that are responsible for designing, creating, and maintaining IBM Parallel Sysplex® environments. It can also be beneficial to developers that currently maintain their own ADCD environments and want to extend them to add sysplex functions.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. System migration considerations
Chapter 3. Sysplex configurations
Chapter 4. Installing the 2016 Sysplex Extensions
Chapter 5. Sample DB2 data sharing environment
Chapter 6. Sample CICSplex
Appendix A. Sample definitions
Appendix B. Sysplex couple data sets and policies
Appendix C. Alternative disk configuration
Appendix D. Sample IPL flow for sysplex under z/VM
Appendix E. Installation Instructions for z/OS 2.2 base
Appendix F. USS and TCP Considerations
Appendix G. Additional material

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